September 2017 – UW Photo Contest Winners

A monthly hotshot is an entry that was shortlisted by 2 or more judges. The monthly winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd and Runner Ups) are chosen from this short list by our editor (no medals, just your name in the lights for a month!). They are chosen according to the number of judges votes with some reference to the peoples votes and the editor’s choice. It is no coincidence that many of the Hotshots end up in the annual awards!
To get a chance to feature your photo in next month’s winners, enter your best underwater photo here.

The monthly winners for September have been announced. Thank you all for entering and Congratulations to the winners and runners up!

Check out September’s well deserved winners:

1st Place:

A walking octopus

Editor’s Comment:

Incredible and unique shot of this alien-like octopus

In Category: Macro – swimming | Taken in: Philippines

Chun Zhou
I am Chun
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2nd Place:

Green Turtle eating a jellyfish

Editor’s Comment:

a capture in just the right moment, great lighting and composition

In Category: Wide Angle – Marine Life | Taken in: Australia

Mark Gray
Nikon D7000 in Aquatica AD7000 housing with dual Ikelite Ds161 strobes. My favourite dive site is my Local Dive site of Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, Australia
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3rd Place:

Playing sealions, Western Australia

Editor’s Comment:

Capturing perfectly these playful sea lions

In Category: Wide Angle – Marine Life | Taken in: Australia

Olivier Notz
I dive since 1996 and am u/w photographer since 2001.
I use Canon EOS 5D in UK-Germany housing.
Most of my dives habe been in Swiss lakes, but I was many times to the Red Sea and a few times to the Maldives. End of May 2010, I made 2 wonderful dives in Monastery Bay by Carmel, CA. I enjoyed them a lot, but hadn’t any UW-photo equipement with me 🙁
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Runner Up:

A great white lunging for a piece of bait.

Editor’s Comment:

Very strong photo of this big predator

In Category: Sharks | Taken in: Mexico

Jeen Snidvongs
21 year old quasi-scuba bum splitting time between Bangkok and New York.
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Runner Up:

shot@Anilao Philippines

Editor’s Comment:

Great focus, lighting and positioning

In Category: Macro – Super macro | Taken in: Philippines

Jinggong Zhang
I,m k.zhang from China and living in Japan
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Runner Up:

Arborek, Raja Ampat.

Editor’s Comment:

Wonderful colors and composition

In Category: Wide Angle – Close Focus | Taken in: Indonesia

Filip Staes
I started diving in 1992 and photography became a part of my life around 1997. I made my first underwaterphotos in Sharm El Sheikh with a rented Nikonos. In 2000 I began competing in underwater photography contests. After 25 years in the water I’m still addicted to the underwaterworld. I photograph with a Nikon D7100 in a Hugyfot housing. I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I do 😉
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I am 31 years old, diving since I was 15 and shooting underwater in the last 6 years. I am the Co-Founder of Mozaik Underwater Cameras , one of the leading underwater photography stores in the world.

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